As astronomers, at the Sloan Digital Sky Survey everything we do is based on collecting light from cosmic objects. SDSS is therefore pleased that in 2015 we are celebrating the International Year of Light, and we especially would like to point out the Cosmic Light Theme, supported by the IAU.
As a small contribution to this celebration, every month in 2015 SDSS will have a special post on here talking about the different ways we use light. Our first post, which will appear before the end of January will be about how we use light to study black holes, something which seems like a contradiction, but has taught us a lot!
This post will be updated to collect all the links as the year progresses:
- January IYL2015 Post – How SDSS Uses Light to Study the Darkest Objects in the Universe (black holes).
- February IYL2015 Post – How SDSS Uses Light to Measure the Distances to Galaxies (ie. redshifts)
- March IYL2015 Post – How SDSS Uses Light to Understand Stars Inside and Out in the Kepler Field
- April IYL2015 Post – How SDSS Uses Light to Explore the Invisible (Dark Matter)
- May IYL2015 Post – How SDSS Used Light to Make the Largest Ever Digital Image of the Night Sky (about the SDSS imaging survey and camera)
- June IYL2015 Post – TBC
- July IYL2015 Post – TBC
- August IYL2015 Post – TBC
- September IYL2015 Post – TBC
- October IYL2015 Post – TBC
- November IYL2015 Post – TBC
- December IYL2015 Post – TBC